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Tre Vigne Barbera d'Alba 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne is a fabulous, explosive wine. Sumptuous dark cherry, ripe plum, mocha, licorice and new leather are all dialed up to the maximum. This racy, deep Barbera is tremendous. For its quality-to-price ratio, the Alba Tre Vigne might be the wine of the year at Vietti. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2024) — 10 days ago

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Derthona Colli Tortonesi Timorasso 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

Vietti's 2021 Timorasso is gorgeous. The first vintages here were decidedly rustic, but the 2021 shows an added level of textural finesse that is especially apparent in its contours. Hints of lemon peel, white flowers, mint and chamomile all grace this layered, super expressive white. The 2021 was fermented mostly in ceramic and steel, with just one lot done in wood. I have never been the biggest fan of the Vietti Timorasso, but the 2021 might make me change my mind. It's a gorgeous wine in every way. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2024)
— 2 months ago

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Vigna Vecchia Scarrone Barbera d'Alba 2018

Drank at Christmas Eve Dinner at summit club with mom. Dark raspberry, slightly rich, medium-long finish. Excellent with prime rib. — 2 months ago

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Roero Arneis 2021

Straw-yellow color with fresh floral, citrus and melon aromas, and notes of minerals and peach. A dry, medium-bodied wine with fresh acidity. Well-balanced, elegant and with good complexity and persistence. — 8 days ago

Cascina Fontana

Barolo Del Comune Di Castiglione Falletto Nebbiolo 2016


Brought to V. Mertz from my cellar. Cascina Fontana is an ultra-traditional producer located in the commune of Castiglione Falletto; just across the border from Monforte d’Alba. The bulk of their holdings are western-facing parcels within the Mariondino MGA that were formerly part of the “Valletti Zone”. However, as an ultra-traditionalist, they only produce two Barolos and both are blends of fruit from different MGAs. One is labeled simply "Barolo" (which is a blend of fruit sourced from their holdings in both Castiglione Falletto and La Morra) and this wine, labeled under the “del Commune di Castiglione Falletto” designation. It is a blend fruit from Mariondino and the neighboring Villero MGA. Their holdings in Villero don’t suck either. Their parcels reside next to those of Vietti and Giacomo Fenocchio.

The 2016 Cascina Fontana pours a bright garnet with a transparent core; medium+ viscosity and no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with gorgeous aromas of Morello cherry, bruised strawberry, pink and white roses with freshly cut stems, crushed rock and some tar. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with high tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and savory. The texture? Simply divine. A debonair Barolo from Castiglione Falletto that paired well with Morgan Ranch wagyu tartar. Because it’s 2016 (and with a little Villero), you can drink now with patience and through…well…probably 2066. No cap.
— 15 days ago

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Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2021

Too sweet for me, but it tastes great and it's easy to drink. A little sparkly. — 3 months ago

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Rocche di Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Needed quite a bit of time to decant, but well worth it. 15 years young.  — a month ago

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Tre Vigne Barbera d'Asti 2021

Medium Ruby with aromas of fresh berry fruits, floral and sweet spice. On the palate this medium body wine shows flavors of juicy blueberry and blackberry with notes of herbs and vanilla spice. Dusty tannin structure, lively acidity, medium ending with crisp fruit finish. Nice value. Drink now, consistent, no aging benefit. — a month ago

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Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2019

Enjoyed this on New Year’s Eve with Jen, Jim and Janet. Great bottle, great company! Cheeses, salumi, bread…deep ripe fruit, not heavy…nice age. Perfect for this time of year! Excellent barolo! — 2 months ago

Janet Stone
with Janet

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Masseria Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2006

Group guessed youngest but was actually oldest among blind Nebbiolo. Brown waves with some heat. Dark and firm. Out of whack but still “young”. — 3 months ago

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